15 days in Porto & Central Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Porto & Central Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Porto & Central Portugal Itinerary

Start: Teresina
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Porto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Figueira da Foz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fatima
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Peniche
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Teresina

2
nights
Porto

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Arda and Praia de afife. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bom Jesus do Monte and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo), Cathedral of Santa Maria de Braga (in Braga) and Centro Historico de Guimaraes (in Guimaraes). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge and pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Porto day trip planning app .

Teresina, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Teresina to Porto, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Teresina in August, expect nights in Porto to be a bit cooler, around 17°C, while days are colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Figueira da Foz.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Afife, Braga, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Graham's Port Lodge, Santuario de Santa Luzia
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Centro Historico de Guimaraes ©
Centro Historico de Guimaraes
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia

2
nights
Figueira da Foz

Figueira da Foz ©
On the 18th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Montemor o Velho, delve into the distant past at Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, then kick back and relax at Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha, and finally stroll through Praia da Tocha. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Praia da Leirosa, take in breathtaking views at Buracas do Casmilo, and then examine the collection at Casa Museu Fernando Namora.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Figueira da Foz route planner .

Getting from Porto to Figueira da Foz by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Figueira da Foz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Fatima.

Things to do in Figueira da Foz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Condeixa-a-Nova, Praia da Tocha, Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha, Castelo de Montemor o Velho
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Praia da Tocha ©
Praia da Tocha
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga ©
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
Castelo de Montemor o Velho ©
Castelo de Montemor o Velho

3
nights
Fatima

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Take a break from the city and head to Serra de Sao Mamede Natural Park and Praia da Nazare. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Nacional Ferroviario and Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota. Explore Fatima's surroundings by going to Borboletario Tropical (in Santa Margarida), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Convent of Christ (in Tomar). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Medieval Town of Ourem, Portugal, and pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fatima trip itinerary app .

Getting from Figueira da Foz to Fatima by car takes about an hour. August in Fatima sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Peniche.

Things to do in Fatima

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Batalha, Museu Nacional Ferroviario, Convent of Christ, Monastery of Alcobaca, Praia da Nazare
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

2
nights
Peniche

Peniche ©
Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Molhe Leste Beach, kick back and relax at Praia da Formosa, then take in the history at Battle of Vimeiro Interpretation Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Obidos Village. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Baleal Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Supertubos (Medão Grande), and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Peniche trip maker .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Peniche takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Peniche are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Peniche

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Obidos, Battle of Vimeiro Interpretation Centre, Praia da Formosa
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Praia dos Supertubos (Medão Grande) ©
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Baleal Beach ©
Baleal Beach

4
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Tile Museum and Fundacao Jose Saramago. Step out of the city life by going to Cabo da Roca and Guincho Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Initiation Well at Quinta da Regaleira, & more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Alfama, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip maker website .

You can drive from Peniche to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Peniche in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Guincho Beach
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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca

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